NIOC’s 15th Advisory Board (AB) meeting was held virtually on Friday 01 January 2021. The following AB Members attended: Tariq Parvez, Zahid Hussain, Samina Ahmed, Zubair Habib and Jawaid Akhtar. Fasi Zaka could not participate. NIOC Directorate was represented by Tariq Khosa, Amir Rana, Ali Nekokara and Hassan Sardar. Consultants Kashif Noon and Saroop Ijaz also participated. Ammar Jaffri being in the US could not attend.

Director Tariq Khosa informed that NIOC/PIPS would be signing a contract with GI Resilience Fund for January to June 2021.

Director also apprised the Board about progress of the BHC Project on CE laws in Pakistan. The project started in the last week of October 2020 had completed three phases and was on track for completion in early March 2021.

Director PIPS and Secretary NIOC Amir Rana was asked to write a Paper on Terrorism in Pakistan during Covid-19 from March to December 2020.

Draft National Strategy against Organized Crime was discussed at length. President AB Mr. Tariq Parvez was requested to review the final draft before launching the strategy in Feb 2021.

NIOC Annual Report for 2020 would be released in the last week of January 2021.